I just wanted to share with all of you an exciting moment: I just laid eyes on my new book – Mushroom: A Global History – and promptly burst into tears. I just couldn’t keep a stiff upper lip when I saw the result of years of work on my part and on the part of Reaktion Books UK.
A big “Thank you” to everyone for all your support, comments, and inspiration.
15 thoughts on “A New “Baby” in the House! Mushroom: A Global History, That Is”
Cynthia – CONGRATULATIONS! How proud to be a moher. You have contributed so much. I wanted to phone but lost your phone number. I’m in the hospital , back pains led to the discovry of cancer. Haad radiation. Chemo to start soon. Getting stronger each day. Wanted you to kown how proud I was of you.ann
Yes, Kitchen Butterfly, tears are sometimes OK! Thanks.
I totally understand the bursting into tears, its the joys of ‘see what I made’ – late nights, words that didn’t sit right and eventually through the toil….here it is. Congratulations.
Lisa, thanks! I am trying to see that it is on sale locally.
Congratulations, Cynthia!! Is it on sale locally?
Thank you, Carstens. Good to hear from you.
Wonderful, then you saw it in the flesh – so to speak – before I did!
My copy arrived yesterday!!! Congratulations!
Laura, so glad to hear from you. I hope you enjoy the book, do let me know what you think. Thank you.
Yes, Gary, so true. Thanks for all your support, BTW.
Hi Beth, we need to get together soon. Eye problems again here, but healing. Will be in touch.
Wonderful! It’s on my to buy list. Congratulations!
Is there anything sweeter than opening a box full of the first copies of one’s new book?
________________ Gary Allen http://onthetable.us
Author and/or Editor: The Resource Guide for Food Writers (Routledge, 1999), The Herbalist in the Kitchen (University of Illinois Press, 2007), The Business of Food: Encyclopedia of the Food and Drink Industries (Greenwood Press, 2007), Human Cuisine (Booksurge, 2008), Herbs: A Global History (Reaktion Books, April 2012), Terms of Vegery (Kindle, August 2012), How to Serve Man (Kindle, November 2012)
Congratulations! She looks beautiful, just like you! Her gestation may have been more than nine months but she was worth the wait. May she have a long, healthy and properous shelf life.
XXXOOO Beth Ann :-)